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It’s Poetry Slam Time with the ACE Poetry Contest Winners from San Francisco International High School
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot Arf. Arf. I’m loving this. The poets at San Francisco International High School went poetry slam. Each poet videoed their poem and it was played for their classmates during special Poetry Slam editions of their English classes. The winners were chosen by fellow students, and there was a three-way tie in Class O. Now that’s cool. So, here’s the ACE Poetry Contest Poetry Slam edition of the winning poems. Lucy, look what you have to look forward to – performing your poems. Oriana Lopez – Class M...read more
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot This is what I love about poetry – the examination of the heart and soul, and from that the realization of a personal truth. These are three great poets from Oxford Day Academy that won the ACE Poetry Contest because they dug deep and found their truths. Think I’m getting too deep cause I’m a dog? We dogs are deep. Just look into our eyes and you’ll see our truth. Okay, mostly it’s excitement because we’re know if we’re really cute we’re rewarded with a treat or a pet. But deep down we know that the best...read more
KALW Audio Academy Alumni Wins Pulitzer Prize for Audio Journalism While Other Alumni Were Pulitzer Finalists
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Media, and Sarah Lai Stirland, Audio Academy Fellow ‘20 On Monday, May 4, we learned the extraordinary news that a This American Life (TAL) episode about the U.S. “Remain in Mexico” policy had won the first ever Pulitzer Prize for audio journalism. It was a partnership project with the LA Times, and it took a big team of people to pull it together. Two of those people have roots in KALW‘s training programs. Lina Misitzis was part of the Audio Academy class of...read more